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Local families gather at LHS for the annual WISH dinner

Local families gather at LHS for the annual WISH dinner

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

December 9, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Families and volunteers came together for the WISH dinner on Thursday, Dec. 6. Each second-period class at LHS bought presents for their assigned WISH family, after they raised money by holding various types of fundraisers over the last few months. The Wildcat Initiative for Sharing and Helping dinner ...

Big box stores closing down locally and nationally

Big box stores closing down locally and nationally

Ariella bucio, Staff member

December 4, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Big-box stores, such as Carson’s and Sears, have been closing down recently in our community and across the country. Five Sears stores closed in 2018 in the state of Illinois, one of which was located in Hawthorn Mall. Sears, one of the anchors of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, closed in S...

Libertyville Theatre Department stages student-directed One-Act Play Festival

Libertyville Theatre Department stages student-directed One-Act Play Festival

Annika Bjorklund, Staff Member

December 3, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The Theatre Department’s theme of “See and Be Seen” was exemplified in the annual One-Act Play Festival put in by the LHS Theatre Department.  The Studio Theater was packed on the evenings of Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. This year’s cast was the largest in Libertyville his...

MSA helps world history classes debunk Muslim stereotypes

MSA helps world history classes debunk Muslim stereotypes

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In the midst of their “Rise and Spread of Islam” unit, the LHS world history classes have  recently dedicated class time to debunking Muslim stereotypes, holding discussions and learning directly from presentations given by a few of their peers. These were members of LHS’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) o...

Libertyville’s Gay-Straight Alliance hosts Transgender Celebration Day

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, members of LHS’s Gay-Straight Alliance gathered in Ms. Dyan Naslund’s room to pay tribute to and celebrate the lives of those who identify as transgender, which is defined by Merriam Webster as a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified ...

Annual Small Business Saturday is celebrated in Libertyville

Ariella bucio, Staff member

November 28, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

On Saturday, Nov. 24, the citizens of Libertyville were encouraged to shop at their local stores. Many decorations were put out to promote the annual Small Business Saturday, and some stores even had specific sales for this. Raffles were also held for the local shoppers who participated. ...

Caring for Cambodia hosts Ugly Sweater Run

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

November 21, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Caring for Cambodia hosted its annual Ugly Sweater Run on Sunday, Nov. 18, to raise money for Cambodian children. The funds from the event contribute directly to materials that LHS students donate and then distribute during their two-week summer service project in Cambodia....

Student-run Wildcat Warehouse opens outside of Spirit Store

Student-run Wildcat Warehouse opens outside of Spirit Store

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

November 10, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The Wildcat Warehouse, located outside of the Spirit Store in the main lobby, has been open for the past few weeks in the mornings before school. Since their soft opening last month, they have been selling items like snacks and refreshments to students and staff. The students involved in the Wildcat Warehou...

Science classes research Butler Lake fish kill

Science classes research Butler Lake fish kill

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

After many fish in Butler Lake died suddenly, the AP Environmental Science classes investigated the event and reported their findings to the Village of Libertyville in an effort to prevent another fish kill. A “fish kill” is defined by Dictionary.com as “the sudden destruction of large quanti...

Numerous break-ins occur across Libertyville

Numerous break-ins occur across Libertyville

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

November 8, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

A string of recent break-ins throughout the past few months has caused concern for Libertyville citizens and police alike. From parked cars to an old ice cream shop, crimes of this type have been reported relatively frequently to local police. Kiley Nolan, a junior, witnessed the aftermath of a car...

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